- a.d. c370–415, Greek philosopher renowned for her beauty.
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She had "Plutarch's Lives" under her arm, and "Hypatia" in her hand.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Hypatia, published in 1853, had a mixed reception; but Westward Ho!Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
Something might be done for our Superintendent with the ghost of Hypatia!
“And you cannot expect it ever to be forgotten,” said Hypatia, with tears in her eyes.A Chosen Few
Frank R. Stockton
While Hypatia was lecturing on Homer, the Christians were converting the world.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
- died 415 ad, Neo-Platonist philosopher and politician, who lectured at Alexandria. She was murdered by a Christian mob
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- Greek philosopher who was the first notable woman mathematician and astronomer. She invented instruments used to view the stars and wrote commentaries on mathematics and astronomy, though none of them survives.
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